Reagan Bissonnette is the Executive Director of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA), a nonprofit organization that partners with over 400 municipalities, businesses, and individuals throughout New England to make recycling strong through economic and environmentally sound solutions. NRRA is one of only a handful of nonprofits in the country that connects its members with purchasers and processors of recyclable commodities, enabling communities to manage their own recycling programs. Reagan is responsible for overseeing all aspects of NRRA's activities, including its programs for cooperative marketing and purchasing, education, and technical assistance in the areas of recycling and waste reduction. She writes and speaks extensively on the subject of recycling and waste reduction, including in regional and national forums. Reagan has testified before the New Hampshire legislature on bills impacting solid waste and recycling matters and is a member of the NH Solid Waste Working Group.
Reagan has a strong background in nonprofit management and the law. Prior to joining NRRA, Reagan was a senior director and attorney at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, one of the country’s largest and most effective land conservation organizations. Prior to joining the Forest Society, Reagan practiced law as a corporate attorney at Ropes & Gray, LLP, a global Boston-based law firm.
Reagan received her law degree from Boston College Law School and a degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. She is certified as a Principal Operator through the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Solid Waste Facility Operator Training and Certification Program. Reagan lives in Concord, New Hampshire with her husband and son and serves as the President of the Concord Public Library Foundation.